Thursday, September 24th, 2009
(Can’t see the video? Then try watching it at Work Happy Now - Hard Fun and The Beautiful – The Rain Edition)
Where we are free to talk about the hard, the fun, and the beautiful of our work week.
This week has been a doozie. Now that I’m looking back on my week and sharing it with you, they all seem like doozies. I guess that’s the magic of reflection. By putting a magnifier to life, I’m able to see the little nuances of work that are truly enjoyable.
I never thought that being overwhelmed by multi-tasking would be enjoyable. Of course it’s hard to deal with in the moment, but a few days later it’s quite funny.
Multi-tasking. I’m really bad at it. After I switch to a new task, I have trouble remembering where I was in my previous task. Sometimes I totally forget to even go back to my previous task. So I was writing a pretty important email, then I remembered that I needed to change an image on my sidebar. So I jumped into creating this image, got lost in it, then got lost in something else and this went on for awhile. I finally went to bed. I got up the next day and remembered the email that I was supposed to send to a potential client. Arrrgh! I didn’t miss a deadline or anything, but I just wanted to be on top of my stuff.
Waking up super early. I wake up at 6 am during the week and around 7 am on the weekends, so I’m not a stranger to early rising, but 5 am is a bit much. It threw off my whole cycle. My pooping schedule, my sleeping schedule, and my eating schedule. It’s amazing how I am so used to my routines.
A friend who signed up for the eCourse gave me feedback. She told me that the course could use some improvement. I was so happy to see someone giving me feedback. She was telling me to do extra work and that’s awesome. This feedback will help me take my eCourse to the next level. To me that’s fun. You know that you love what you do when you enjoy getting feedback that gives you more work.
Rain. Living in Austin, Texas we don’t get enough rain. We are in a severe drought. It’s not so much that I’m worried about the crops and having drinking water, I am, it’s just that a person needs rain in their life. When an area has 100 straight days of sun, it can get exhausting. Rain helps me appreciate the sun. It’s the Yin and Yang that help me keep my emotional balance. So this past weekend I stepped out to take my dog for a walk and it was raining. When the rain hit my skin I could feel my whole body smile. It was a little weird for me too. It was just that really cool, “yes, this is the good stuff” feeling.
What about you?
What has been hard, fun, and beautiful in your life? Let us know in the comment section.
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If you liked this video you’ll probably like these too:
- Hard Fun and the Beautiful – Dog Paws Edition
- Hard Fun and Beautiful – Dragonflies Edition
- You Are Awesome (oldie but a goodie)